Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs)
Each month we will update this page to highlight newly released final reports and information on new and emerging hazards we are evaluating. Check back often to see what we are up to!
Evaluation of Illicit Drug Exposures to Law Enforcement and EMS Personnel
HHE Program investigators found that law enforcement officers and EMS personnel experienced adverse health effects during a response to a drug overdose. Among our recommendations was to work with 911 dispatch coordinators to identify possible improvements in information gathering and communication before arriving at scenes where there might be illicit drugs. Read the report: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2018-0083-3332.pdfCdc-pdf
2017 Health Hazard Evaluation Program Annual Report
The NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program is pleased to share its 2017 annual report. Our report includes summaries of projects that were interesting and other highlights of our year. We hope the report stimulates conversations about who the HHE Program is and how we make a difference for the health and safety of employees throughout the United States. The annual report is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/pdf/2017-HHE-Annual-Report-Web-508.pdfCdc-pdf